How to sign your Alabama title when selling your vehicle

The registered owner of the vehicle should complete the following easy steps: If there is more than one owner of the vehicle, both must sign the title.Click to enlarge  

How to get a duplicate title

If the vehicle was last titled in a state other than Alabama, you must apply for a duplicate title in the previous state where the vehicle was last titled.

The registered owner of the vehicle should complete the following steps:

Alabama Department of Revenue
Motor Vehicle Division
P.O. Box 327640
Montgomery, AL 36132-7640

Please note that if mailing your application, it may take 4-6 weeks to obtain the new title. The cost is $15.00. (Paid to the Alabama division of motor vehicles).

Frequently Asked Questions

What if my title doesn’t look like the one pictured?

Alabama often changes their title documents from year to year. If you have questions about your specific title, please contact your Alabama DMV.

Do I need to return  my licence plates?

Yes, unless you are transferring the plates to a new vehicle it is always a good policy to return them to the DMV. You can return the plates to your local county title and registration office.

What should I do about my auto insurance?

You will need to notify your auto insurance company that you have sold the vehicle so they can either cancel your policy if the vehicle was sold, or transfer/renew the policy on your new vehicle.

Is there anything else I need to do?

You may need to notify your local DMV that you have sold the vehicle. You can contact them with any additional questions or concerns about the transfer of your title.